Wow. I know I say this every year, but I can’t believe I’ve had this blog for 3 years already. When I started it, all I could write about was the unrelenting pain of losing my grandmother. Now, this blog has movie reviews, poetry and Black feminist, conscious commentary about our society.
For those of you who’ve been here since the beginning, thank you. I hope I’ve made you laugh, cry and most importantly, think. For those of you who are new here, welcome! I hope what I write interests you enough that you stick around for the next three years!
My grandmother’s birthday is on Tuesday and I try to celebrate her on that day instead of being sad, so I’ll be having cake and ice cream in her honor. I miss her and I’ll always mourn her, but now I only feel the crushing weight of grief around the anniversary of her death and the holiday season.
I’ll leave y’all with this. I’m catching up on 13 Reasons Why on Netflix (I’m only on episode 3 of season 3, so no spoilers please!!) and something Bryce’s mother said has really been resonating with me. She told Bryce’s girlfriend, “Men are cruel to prove they’re not weak, but they doth protest too much.”
Whew! This one line has made me reflect on my past relationships with men a lot and a lot of what I’m remembering ain’t pretty. Something else that’s resonating with me is a tweet I saw a couple of days ago in which a woman told another woman who was going back and forth with a man in her DMs, “It seems as though he wants your time, not your perspective.” The writer of this tweet stated what a perfect and succinct commentary this statement is on how men interact with women in society.
Again, whew! If you have thoughts on either of these statements, feel free to leave them in the comments.
That’s all that’s on my heart and mind for now.
Until next time, Readers,